The therapeutic purr


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Some people would recoil at the thought of a cat climbing on their lap. I find their attitude difficult to comprehend. After all, a purring cat is beneficial to our well-being.

The purring of a cat:

  • relieves anxiety
  • lowers blood pressure
  • softens hard hearts
  • helps knit broken bones.

I’m not so sure of that last point, but I read it somewhere and thought I’d throw it in.

The greatest therapeutic value of having a cat is that the cat’s desire for attention and need for care takes our mind off our own problems. I have witnessed the benefit of having a cute and friendly companion in the life of people with anxiety, beset with all manner of imaginary  problems. Caring for their cat helped anchor them to reality.

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